theladybadass:

Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985) is known as the first African American female cartoonist. Her strips, featuring the lovable characters Torchy Brown, Candy, Patty-Jo, and Ginger, appeared in the Chicago Defender and Pittsburgh Courier in the 1930s - 1950s. 

Jackie Ormes said, “No more…Sambos…Just KIDS!” and she transformed her attractive, spunky Patty-Jo cartoon character into the first upscale American black doll. At long last, here was an African American doll with all the play features children desired: playable hair, and the finest and most extensive wardrobe on the market, with all manner of dresses, formals, shoes, hats, nightgowns, robes, skating and cowgirl costumes, and spring and winter coat sets, to name a few. (Jackie Ormes Online)

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The Dolly Sisters in Paris, 1927

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The Dolly Sisters in Paris, 1927


Constance Talmadge in “The Goldfish”  (1924)
Happy Birthday, April 19th, 1898 - November 23rd, 1973

Constance Talmadge in “The Goldfish”  (1924)

Happy Birthday, April 19th, 1898 - November 23rd, 1973

Barbie pool party - "Toy Story 2" (1999)

Constance and Norma Talmadge with two little friends - c. 1920s

Constance and Norma Talmadge with two little friends - c. 1920s

Anita Page and friends - c. 1920s

Anita Page and friends - c. 1920s

Barbie party - “Toy Story 2” (1999)

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Vendeur ambulant de poupées, 1960
by Vincenzo Balocchi

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Vendeur ambulant de poupées, 1960

  • by Vincenzo Balocchi
mothgirlwings:

Anita page and two little friends - c. 1920s

Yes, **THIS** is Anita Page!  =)

mothgirlwings:

Anita page and two little friends - c. 1920s

Yes, **THIS** is Anita Page!  =)

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Jacqueline Bingert (Ice Capades spokesperson and former Miss Illinois) with dolls wearing replica Ice Capades outfits. c.1963

extranuance:

Jacqueline Bingert (Ice Capades spokesperson and former Miss Illinois) with dolls wearing replica Ice Capades outfits. c.1963

Shirley Temple with Dionne quintuplets baby dolls - 1935

Shirley Temple with Dionne quintuplets baby dolls - 1935

everyday-is-a-holiday:

Dirty girls (by Nick Knackery’s dolls)
Anita page and two little friends - c. 1920s

Anita page and two little friends - c. 1920s

Shirley Temple with two Shirley Temple dolls
c. 1950s

Shirley Temple with two Shirley Temple dolls

c. 1950s

Rosemary and Priscilla Lane
Christmas - 1940s

Rosemary and Priscilla Lane

Christmas - 1940s